So far, we have given users the existing roles in different Moodle contexts. In the following few pages, we want to have a look inside a role where capabilities dictate what functionality is allowed. Remember, a role is a collection of capabilities with corresponding permissions. Once we have understood capabilities, we will modify the existing roles and create entirely new, custom ones.

Role definitions

The existing roles are accessed via Users | Permissions | Define roles. The screen that will be shown is similar to the familiar Assign roles screen, but has a very different purpose:

Role definitions

When you click on a role name, its composition is shown. ...

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